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Published Online: 2013-12-12
In the 2005 wave of the WVS, for Morocco the question referring to the frequency of attending religious services is missing and for Jordan the employment status is not recorded.
The classification was made based on the information about religion provided by the BBC (http://www.bbc.co.uk/religion) [accessed on 21 June 2012].
http://siteresources.worldbank.org/DATASTATISTICS/Resources/CLASS.XLS [accessed 21 June 2012].
A possibility not covered in the estimates shown in Table 2 is that the degree of importance of religion in people’s lives may affect the impact of Islam in the MENA region. Investigating this potential channel using a three-way interaction variable does not yield significant results, neither when concentrating on those for whom religion is very important nor when also considering those for whom religion is relatively important. Thus, we conclude that the stated importance of religion does not affect female labour market participation. Omitted results are available on request.